Alignment is off after hitting a parked car, how do I diagnose it?
So long story short. The durango I'm working on has damage done to the entire right side including the body. The concern is while the steering wheel is straight.( Im not a mechanic by any means, but I have been able to fix my own cars with no issue. I apologize for not knowing the name of parts.) The left wheel is straight but the right wheel appears to be off by a little over 20 degrees to the right. The only thing that stands out is a bent ball join on the lower control arm. Im also feeling a little more movement than I should in the power rack connecting to the right wheel. I don't have access to a chilton repair guide. So how would I go about eliminating problems? Ive tried adjusting the upper control arm because after the accident it was loose enough to move by hand. That didn't help anything. After trial and error of the upper control arm Ive eliminated that as an issue. Tie rod is also is good shape. When turning the wheel in both directions it will worsen the angle it is off. The durango isn't worth enough for me to bring it to a shop. Nor do I have any speciality tools. Id like to get it up on the road and driving again.
This isn't an answer, These are the pictures of what I believe is the problem. (Mr.Chomsky)
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